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Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

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Located on Pier 59 with a view of the city, Seattle Aquarium hosts more than 800,000 visitors every year. The aquarium's goals of conservation and preservation mean many visitors take part in the site's educational programs. Some exhibits are interactive, such as the Life of a Drifter display that surrounds visitors with an aquarium full of jellyfish, starfish, and rockfish. Plan to see Seattle Aquarium and other attractions that appeal to you using our Seattle itinerary planner.
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  • As part of our City Pass offerings, this was one of a handful of stops we made while in Seattle. A very nicely laid out and interesting display of sea life both abroad and locally. Kids and adults ali...  more »
  • It does not have the best layout and was very busy. The floors don't really flow and many places have a sign to go this way to see this or this way to see that. We loved the animals and the price was ...  more »
  • When you visit a city with an aquarium, it is always an attraction you plan to visit. First we walked a few miles to the aquarium on the Friday of our visit and it was closed for an event. I didn't se...  more »
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  • Staff are friendly and passionate, but this is not so much an aquarium as it is a series of small fish tanks. They do have seals and sea otters, a small area for birds and lizards - nothing you haven't seen before. Having experienced other spectacular aquariums around the globe, I cannot give this one more than 3 stars. Overall, an expensive 30 minute stroll, where you struggle to find something interesting to spend time on. Great for school trips and kids. Great contribution to wildlife preservation.
  • This isn't the most flashy aquarium in the country. They do have an amazing amount of coral and tropical fish though. The birds and octopus are also really great. An awesome way to spend an afternoon.
  • Beautiful, informative displays and marine habitats. Enjoyable for all ages. Admission is expensive but you can easily spend several hours enjoying the indoor and outdoor areas. Touch tanks with staff available to answer questions about sea life is a highlight. A 15- minute walk from the ferry dock.
  • Great aquarium! The octopus is a sight to see but the Harbor Seals and the Sea Otters are my favorite. The bird exhibit is also cool. Interesting location right on the pier.
  • The aquarium was def worth the price! About $50 for 2 adults and kids under 3 are free! We loves looking at the sea lions and sea otters. They have a large touch pool where you can touch sea urchins. They have really cool underwater rooms that's makes you feel like your swimming with the fish. And they do have one shark in the big underwater fish tank, you just have to find it :)